Category Archives: Testosterone News



Frustrating Factors That Suppress Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 24th, 2022

Testosterone is intrinsically essential to men's health. In fact, Low Testosterone is connected to a wide range of physical and mental health issues which deplete quality of life and increase the risk of early mortality. Testosterone plays an indispensable role in sexual function, skeletal strength, immune health, memory, confidence, and more. Most people easily comprehend the sexual importance of Testosterone and how it stokes libido and supports erectile health. Men also understand that Testosterone is linked with strength and muscle mass. Without enough Testosterone, you not only lose lean muscle and struggle with sexual dysfunction but are also at increased … Read more »

Study Investigates the Effects of Democratic Outcomes on Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 24th, 2022

social media 550766_960_720 300x212Testosterone Levels are strongly impacted by social pressures. Studies have shown that Testosterone has strong effects on competitiveness, aggression, and dominance in both animals and humans. There have been a wide variety of studies published in the last decade that explore the wide-ranging social causes of Testosterone fluctuation. Researchers recently published an article exploring how voting outcomes impacted Testosterone Levels in a recent edition of the academic journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. The 2012 Presidential Elections and Men's Testosterone Levels Specifically, this study analyzed how the defeat of Mitt Romney by Barack Obama in the 2012 United States presidential election altered the Testosterone … Read more »

Acidosis: The Hidden Health Destroyer


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 26th, 2021

Symptoms_of_acidosis 300x275The Hidden Health Dangers of Acidosis An Incredibly Important Yet Little Considered Aspect of Optimal Health As you already know, there is a variety of moving parts that you have to keep track of to stay healthy—Your weight, your cholesterol levels, and your blood pressure to name a few. There's one incredibly important aspect of human health that is often left out in the cold, in spite of its incredible importance. It's central to helping your body control pain and to assist your liver to filtrate and function at its peak—Blood pH Level. Understanding pH Level, Acidity, and Alkalinity pH … Read more »

Too much testosterone makes for bad decisions, tests show – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 26th, 2021

personal decision tree 300x214It can happen in jury deliberations and local groups, in Dáil committees, and in company boardrooms. Too much testosterone can thwart good decision-making. People have long blamed the male hormone for the damaging group dynamic, and now University College London researchers have proven this to be true. Toss in some excess testosterone and cooperation tends to go out the window. Dr. Mark Wright and colleagues at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL tested the impact of testosterone on the levels of co-operative decision-making accomplished by groups. They publish their findings this morning in the journal Proceedings of the … Read more »

Testosterone Reduces Group Think, Cooperation, and Less Sheep-Like Mentality


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 25th, 2021

man strength through testosterone 300x190Testosterone makes us overvalue our own opinions at the expense of cooperation, research from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL (University College London) has found. The findings may have implications for how group decisions are affected by dominant individuals. It also suggests that testosterone might make people more determined and set in their ways when they make decisions about the future. Could it also give such determined people the image in others as pigheaded, monomaniacal, knows-what-they-want or even as a born leader. Thus this spectrum of behaviors can be interpreted in different ways by different people. But one … Read more »

Testosterone, Viagra not a winning combination for erectile dysfunction – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 25th, 2021

viagra 70398_640 300x225Using a testosterone gel in addition to Viagra doesn't make the little blue pill work any better, according to a new study. The report's lead researcher said testosterone is typically prescribed to men who have both low testosterone levels and symptoms such as little interest in sex or low bone and muscle mass. But, "there's a tremendous amount of clinical judgment" that goes into that, said Dr. Matthew Spitzer, from the Boston University School of Medicine. "People are certainly being prescribed and using these medications at increasing amounts." According to Spitzer, studies have suggested that about one-quarter to one-third of … Read more »

Low-T: Men With Low Testosterone Found More Likely to Die From COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on November 23rd, 2021

coronavirus and low testosterone 300x200As if getting the Coronavirus wasn't bad enough, especially if you're in the high-risk category already (high blood pressure, heart disease, smoker, respiratory issues or over 60 years old), now a German hospital has discovered that their male patients with low testosterone are succumbing to the virus's fatal attack more than their peers with normal testosterone levels. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the data collected on patients has revealed that men are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as compared to women. The effect of low testosterone on men may be the reason behind this statistic. Testosterone and … Read more »

Question: What Makes Men Sexy to Women? Answer: Low Stress, High Testosterone, Strong Immunity – Testosterone Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 21st, 2021

chiseled jaw women turn on 300x200Washboard abs and a chiseled jaw are a draw, but a recent study suggests it may be a man's healthy immune system that turns women on. That makes sense since a robust immune system signifies a healthy guy -- one who's likely to survive long enough to pass his rugged genes to the next generation. But the more surprising thing is that women can spot good immunity by looking at a guy's face. The critical factor may be testosterone, the male hormone that has been associated with a man's healthy, good looks. According to a study published in the journal … Read more »

Co-Sleeping with Baby Drops Men’s Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 20th, 2021

baby 22194_640 300x200A new study shows that it's not only women's bodies that adapt to parenthood: fathers who sleep next to their tot show dips in their levels of testosterone, which researchers say is good for the baby. In prior research, study author Gettler (currently of the University of Notre Dame in the US state of Indiana) and his colleagues found that when men become fathers, their testosterone levels drop and the more involved dads were in caring for their children, the more significant their drops in the hormone. A new study suggests that men's bodies make adjustments to better adapt to … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy Could Lower Diabetes Risk for Men – The Science is Promising!


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on November 19th, 2021

testosterone therapy reduces diabetes risk 210x300In recent hormone replacement therapy news, specifically regarding testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), the results of a phase 3b trial are suggesting that TRT could prevent the development of diabetes in men that have low testosterone. This is wonderful news! Lets delve deeper into the research… Australian Study Shows that TRT Could Reduce Diabetes Risk in Men The link between low testosterone and type 2 diabetes in men is not a new phenomenon and this information has been known for awhile now: men with low testosterone appear to be at more risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In addition, another risk … Read more »

Testosterone shown to help sexually frustrated women- Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 17th, 2021

40016 shutterstock 101894815Several weeks ago my column, Do you want better sex? struck a resounding note not only with female readers but also with many husbands who want their wives to have fewer headaches. The general response was, Please write more about testosterone and how it can increase female libido. Testosterone, the male hormone, has been called the hormone of desire. In males, the Big T builds muscle for boys and ultimately turns boys into sexually well-functioning men. Women also produce testosterone during puberty, but only about one-tenth as much as males. Later in life, they produce less, and this is why … Read more »

Low Testosterone Levels Cause Health Woes — Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 16th, 2021

borderline depression psycholgie personalities 220x300On screen, he plays a crime-busting officer, leading a crack team of elite men and women from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, in the TV series Point Of Entry. But in reality, actor Bernard Tan has suffered for nearly three years from fatigue and a lack of motivation to go about his daily activities -- including acting. "Initially, I thought I was overworked and that I should sleep more. Even after getting enough rest, I still felt that way," the 49-year-old bachelor said yesterday. But a pamphlet he came across in a clinic recently made him realize that he could … Read more »

Men with higher testosterone tend to lie less, study suggests


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 14th, 2021

lying less with testosterone 300x200A new study suggests that men with more testosterone tend to lie less than those with low testosterone. Researchers in Germany found that those who were given testosterone before the study told fewer lies than those who did not receive the shot. An earlier study has already linked testosterone with risky financial behavior. "Testosterone has always been said to promote aggressive and risky behavior and posturing," said Bernard Weber, a neuroscientist from the Center for Economics and Neuroscience in Bonn, according to the Irish Independent. The study gave 46 participants extra testosterone while 45 others were given a placebo. They … Read more »

Five Myths About Low Testosterone And Testosterone Therapy — Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 13th, 2021

erection disfunction problems 300x211The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) has men of all ages seeking the most effective treatment. In recent years, low testosterone is the scapegoat for a growing number of male sexuality issues, including low sex drive and impotence. Testosterone therapy may be comfortable, but top penile implant surgeon, Dr. J. Francois Eid, cautions that the fallout is an abundance of men unnecessarily "addicted" to hormone replacement therapy. "Testosterone replacement therapy arrests the body's natural production of testosterone. The treatment is now showing striking similarities to past problems with hormone replacement for women," explains Dr. Eid, an innovator of the No-Touch … Read more »

Testosterone therapy — good idea or not? – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 11th, 2021

testosterone blood test 300x199Unless you've been living in a cave, or under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard the term "Low-T" or seen an advertisement talking about how testosterone declines as men age and how the solution is undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). It promises an incredible allure: increased libido more muscle mass and strength, exploding energy levels to what they were in your youth, and a host of others. But is that the entire story? Does it come with health risks? Each birthday after 30 means a drop in testosterone levels by approximately 1%, and therefore 10% each decade. Do the math. By … Read more »

Testosterone Linked to Heart Disease — Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 10th, 2021

168502 heart blood vessels_436130443 300x225Scientists say they now have new evidence about why women live longer than men, from a study of historical data showing castrated Koreans far outlived their non-eunuch contemporaries. The study, published in the scientific journal Current Biology, used detailed genealogical records of the Imperial nobility during Koreas' Joseon dynasty, which spanned more than 500 years from the late 1300s to the early 1900s. Read more »

Environment trumps genes in testosterone levels, study finds – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 8th, 2021

city skyline montreal canada 300x201MONTREAL Boys will be boys, as the adage goes, with their boisterous rough-and-tumble play so stereotypically male. Is it the doings of a primary sex hormone called testosterone, long associated with social dominance, masculinity, and strength? Many scientists have explored the role of hormones and conduct, whether in school playgrounds, sports, war, or bedrooms. Now a Universite de Montreal study of five-month-old twins is among the first to tease out the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to circulating levels of this chemical. The research with infant twins suggests that the environment plays a more significant role than genes when … Read more »

The top ten testosterone booster supplements: A review


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 4th, 2021

strong man doing pushups 300x200     Testosterone. For males, this is the magic hormone. As a young boy enters puberty, testosterone begins to flood his system. By his mid-teens, it is becoming a floodgate and keeps flowing throughout his twenties. Why is testosterone so important? Because it makes men MEN. From burning fat to building muscle, from having youthful energy to boosting your brainpower, from having the unbreakable willpower to exuding confidence, testosterone is the key. Most men don't pay too much attention to testosterone when they are young. After all, why should they? It is so easy to take it for granted since … Read more »

Increase in testosterone drug use – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 1st, 2021

doping 271622_640 300x180A sharp uptake of testosterone products by Australian men has been blamed on ‘disease mongering' by pharmaceutical companies. Testosterone product use jumped 115 percent from about 29,000 products dispensed in 2005 to 62,000 in 2010 following the marketing of a new gel, according to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme statistics. Pharmaceutical companies marketing testosterone products in both Australia and Canada found ways to skirt advertising laws by warning that symptoms including low energy, low sex drive, and even falling asleep after dinner could be due to low testosterone levels, researchers said. Advertisements by two companies that ran in Australia and Canada in … Read more »

Testosterone replacement therapy improves symptoms of metabolic syndrome – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 1st, 2021

boost your metabolic rate 300x178Hormone-replacement therapy significantly improved symptoms of metabolic syndrome associated with testosterone deficiency in men, a new study from Germany finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Metabolic syndrome comprises a cluster of complications that can increase the risk of heart and blood vessel disease as well as type 2 diabetes. These complications include excess body weight, especially around the waist and torso, and abnormal concentrations of fat in the blood, known as lipids. In particular, patients with metabolic syndrome have high blood levels of the so-called bad fats, or triglycerides and … Read more »